Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Happiness Tips 2/19

Ok...so, I know I am not keeping up with it daily with my busy life, but I will be continuing my happiness tips, as I am able.

So, that is going to be my happiness tip of the day.  Cut yourself a break.  If your life is not such that you can meet the requirements of others, it is their problem and loss, not yours.  Do..and be proud of...what you CAN do, and let them decide whether they will accept that or not.  If it means you fail their requirements, move on to other options that do work with YOU, as you work for them.

Second tip that is similar... if you see major problem at the start of work for a company, leave.  It has been my experience..especially with my work at home jobs...that, if a company takes little effort to GET YOU STARTED as an employee, they will not be an effective support AS YOU WORK for them, as well.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Happiness Tips 2/16

Today, I want to focus on the most important game in happiness...the mental game.  While it is clear that some things are bad and toxic and should be avoided, it is easy to miss the joys that can be achieved in other things simply by failing to be in the right mindset.

Again, this is not applicable to negative and destructive situations, only things you might otherwise consider blah or not reaching "success" in your life.  I have personally turned away from liking that word...success.  Success implies a state where you are better than others or have reached a destination, neither of which comes with fulfillment or is even achievable.

I remember a few years ago I was driving with Uber and noticed the limitations that were on me achieving my "success," rather than the benefits that came with such a job.  The stress over being able to reach a desired income level ultimately caused emotional strain and back injury from the tension and from overwork, which led me to not be able to do it at all.  I wonder how my life would have turned if I would, instead, have stopped for coffee and reading a book on slow days and took more breaks.

So, in the future, I will not be achieving success but plan on looking for ways to enjoy the WORKPLACE, instead of the income.  That is the only way to bring happiness into your career.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Happiness Tips 2/14

Ok...to start this post series, here goes.

Avakin Life - I created a profile, and I am going to be developing my presence in that world.  I have established an apartment and got a cat for it.  It is going to be a place where I can develop my feminine interests and style.  I may do a similar profile in other platforms, as I do have a character I can develop in Second Life, as well.  We'll see.

Time Off - This tip would be that money isn't everything.  I have worked insane hours for money in the past and hated it.  I have worked less and hated being poor.  Find your balance in between.  I am working on it, too.

Oh...and I have another profile I created a bit ago about products and thoughts about living the trans life.  It won't be daily, but if you are interested, go here.


Daily Post Launch - Happiness Tips

I am going to fix a problem with my Forward to Happiness blog, today and going forward.  And, it is going to be a very inappropriate launch on this day...ha.  Namely, I am removing RELATIONSHIPS from the blog, completely, because I don't believe they lead to happiness.  That doesn't mean I won't talk about ROMANCE or being sexy or such (although in smaller measure than other things), but I am not going to talk about my past relationships or make suggestions for others to get them.  I intend to spend the rest of my life being happy focusing on other things in life, and that will be the refined focus of this blog.

I am going to try to post something for happiness, every day.  I have tried daily posts in the past and failed with my daily life.  However, I am going to change a few things in order to make this happen.  First of all, my posts won't necessarily be long.  My entire post of the day may just be a few sentences.  Second, I am not going to be writing deep and meaningful messages that often.  Most of the time, it will be something as simple as ...hey, this is cool...check this out.

I live in a situation where my local social connections are limited and interactions are difficult.  So, YOU ALL are going to be my new family and friends, and I will be putting my time into developing those connections.  Please, join me.